• Omega Center for Sustainable Living - courtesy of Omega Institute
  • Talliaferro Farms - Bounty of the Valley - photo by Jennifer May
  • 10% Challenge Campaign
  • Start Seeing Bikes Rally, Kingston 2010
  • Fountain Dance - photo by Anne Wiesen

Climate change is the challenge of our era.
Dealing with it dynamically can be the economic engine of a lifetime.

Sustainable Hudson Valley's mission is to speed up the shift to a low-carbon economy with high quality of life for all, by bringing people together with knowledge, tools, community and a sense of the possible.

Research shows that people are best able to deal with the climate crisis, and take action, when they are invited into a conversation about the local implications of a changing climate, from extreme weather to food security; when the call to action is based on values (not narrow self-interest or the illusion of convenience); and when they are part of a group conversation which helps bring home the reality to participants and allows them to make and witness commitments to action. Across the spectrum of issues and opportunities, we engage communities in “wake-up conversations” to establish a climate action pathway that plays to each community’s strengths and promotes visible transformation.

Woodstock 10% Energy Challenge - Kingston Climate Action Outreach and Renewables Strategy - Mid-Hudson Solar Initiatives - Eco-Districts

Help us raise $10,000 by Earth Day!

Highlights 2007 - 2013

Calls to action

  • 8 major conferences and summits
  • Mid-Hudson Regional Sustainability Plan community engagement

Strategic frameworks

  • Rising Waters scenario plan with over 200 stakeholders
  • “Local First” economic strategy modeled in Northern Dutchess
  • Green Building Materials & Products Directory

Tools for collaboration

  • Taking Action for Sustainability Planning Guide
  • Hudson Valley Green Map
  • Placemaking in a Changing Climate training program

Support for local change initiatives

  • Hudson, Red Hook, Warwick and Woodstock 10% Challenge campaigns
  • Energize Warwick
  • Kingston Climate Smart Pledge
  • Middle Main Revitalization, Poughkeepsie